Mastery goal structures for a fourth grade science classroom

Christina Foster, Christine Mendoza, Jenefer Husman

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Abstract

This study investigates the influence of modeling instruction for a solar engineering design challenge on students' achievement goal orientations. Two classrooms received five weeks of modeling instruction using whiteboarding strategies. Students' goal orientations were measured before and after the learning experience using the goal orientation sub scale of the self-report questionnaire, Patterns of Adaptive Learning (PALS). Preliminary analysis revealed that students' performance approach and avoid goals increased, but saw no improvement in the students' mastery goals. This study provided insight to the possible ways in which modeling instruction may be enhancing negative performance goals within the context of a high-stakes environment. Discussion highlights the importance of motivational supports for creating a classroom environment that supports mastery learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Pages1296-1298
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2013Oct 26 2013

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Other43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityOklahoma City, OK
Period10/23/1310/26/13

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Keywords

  • Achievement goals
  • K-12 engineering
  • Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education

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Foster, C., Mendoza, C., & Husman, J. (2013). Mastery goal structures for a fourth grade science classroom. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE (pp. 1296-1298). [6685041] https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6685041

Mastery goal structures for a fourth grade science classroom. / Foster, Christina; Mendoza, Christine; Husman, Jenefer.

Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2013. p. 1296-1298 6685041.

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Foster, C, Mendoza, C & Husman, J 2013, Mastery goal structures for a fourth grade science classroom. in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE., 6685041, pp. 1296-1298, 43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013, Oklahoma City, OK, United States, 10/23/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6685041
Foster C, Mendoza C, Husman J. Mastery goal structures for a fourth grade science classroom. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2013. p. 1296-1298. 6685041 https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2013.6685041
Foster, Christina ; Mendoza, Christine ; Husman, Jenefer. / Mastery goal structures for a fourth grade science classroom. Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE. 2013. pp. 1296-1298
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